The Comical Misadventures of Mr Punch
"Bursts at the seams with wild energy, creative genius, and sheer fun!"
- Minnesota History Center
Mr. Punch is a madcap call and response hand puppet romp. When the Baby goes missing, Mr. Punch sets out to the rescue — unleashing mischief and mayhem. Tangling with a crocodile, a policeman and the devil himself,
Mr. Punch presents a travesty of manners in which the children must keep the puppets from misbehaving and the Baby triumphs in the end.
“Z Puppets Rosenschnoz is Muppet-Class”
- Austin Daily Herald
For over 400 years, audiences of all ages have delighted in the call-and-response tradition and slapstick humor of Mr. Punch.
Watch in glee as the hapless Mr Punch tries to help his wife Judy take care of their baby, to disasterous results.
Updated for today's audience, this classic show never fails to entertain.
Z Puppets has performed this show at outdoor festivals and performing arts centers across the country, such as the Caponi Art Park, the Smoky Hill River Arts Festival, Elk River Art Soup Festival, Plains Art Museum, and the MN History Center.
We are happy to say that each time we perform we cause children to squeal with fits of laughter and adults to gleefully revert into child-like states of goofy innocence.
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Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
4054 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407
ABOUT Z PUPPETS:
Z Puppets Rosenschnoz delights children and their adults with feats of imagination, mixing hand-crafted puppetry, zany comedy with live music. They are best described as “1/2 Monty Python + 1/2 Sesame Street.”
Z Puppets Creative Directors Shari Aronson & Chris Griffith have earned many awards, including support from the Jim Henson Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Puppeteers of America and MN State Arts Board.
Based in Minneapolis, Z Puppets tour their family-friendly comedies across the country including: National Puppetry Festival, Walker Art Center, Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and Boston’s Puppet Showplace Theatre.
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We perform this show at festivals and outdoor events so the technical requirements are low.
We set up a 4' x 4' booth, 8' high. All the action in the show happens within the booth. Access to electricity required for stage lighting and sound.
A Flat performing surface is preferred.
Ideal to have the back of the set face a wall or not have audience behind it .